Funding for group actions
Our team at Hudgell Solicitors have been instructed in a number of group actions. We are committed to ensuring our clients have the best legal representation and we work to ensure that funding options are available, and any necessary insurances are in place.
Strength in numbers through multi-party actions
Group actions, multi-party actions or group litigation cases are run when a significant number of claimants have closely related or similar claims arising from the same event. This type of action provides one route for individuals with similar complaints to join together against a negligent party, bringing benefits including greater strength in numbers, and potentially a faster and easier route towards the settlement of cases.
Situations where group actions may be beneficial
Group Actions usually fall into three main categories;
- Sudden disasters which result in significant numbers of personal injury or fatal accident claims.
- Ongoing claims which arise from a single cause – for example from a defective drug or product.
- Claims involving the consumer, including personal injury, defective goods or services.
- Injuries caused by defective medical products
- Injuries caused by negligence of a particular hospital /surgery or medical professional impacting upon a large number of patients.
Our group actions experience
Our legal teams have vast amounts of expertise due to their involvement with high profile cases which include;
- The Manchester Bombing – We represented families who lost loved ones in the attack at Public Inquiry and now support more than 170 injured survivors in personal injury claims.
- The Post Office Horizon IT Scandal – We helped more than 70 former subpostmasters have wrongful convictions overturned and are pursing damages for malicious prosecution.
- The Covid-19 Public Inquiry – Our legal team made representations on behalf of three groups to be involved in the Covid-19 Inquiry.
Stories related to group actions
New Post Office Horizon cases could open door for more relatives to clear names of loved ones who have since died
Two new Post Office Horizon legal cases could set a precedent to enable the convictions of more former subpostmasters to be quashed by the courts after their deaths. Representations from the relatives of Roderick Dundee and Peter Huxham have led to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) referring their cases to Southwark Crown Court to […]
Manchester Arena Inquiry: ‘I’ve been left disabled and a prisoner in my own home. Compensation can help me get part of myself back’
Manchester Arena bombing survivor Joanne McSorley says she has been left a prisoner her own home as she continues to await compensation for the disabling injuries she suffered in the attack more than five-and-a-half years ago. Joanne, 49, of Runcorn, suffered catastrophic injuries to her left side and shrapnel injuries all over her body in […]
‘I spent 18 months in jail for a crime I didn’t commit and was told I should admit to. It ruined my life but I am glad I always maintained my innocence’
Unlike many others affected by the Post Office Horizon scandal, Harjinder Butoy refused to buckle to the pressure of being warned he’d likely be sent to prison by pleading his innocence. Faced with allegations of stealing more than £206,000 from the accounts of the sub Post Office he had run for a year, he denied […]
Hudgell Solicitors represents another 30 subpostmasters to challenge Post Office Horizon convictions at Court of Appeal
Hudgell Solicitors and Doughty Street Chambers are this week representing a further 30 former subpostmasters who are seeking to have convictions of theft, fraud and false accounting quashed. The Post Office Horizon scandal saw hundreds of sub-postmasters wrongly convicted of crimes when accounts showed unexplained shortfalls and discrepancies. Many were forced to ‘repay’ thousands of […]
The quashing of these convictions feels like the heavy lead box we have been trapped in has had the lid ripped off
Chris Trousdale, 38, from Whitby, was one of the country’s youngest sub postmasters when he was prosecuted by the Post Office and advised to plead guilty to false accounting or face jail. He was sentenced to a Community Punishment Order in March 2004, with a probation order and a fine, at the age of just […]
Statement from former sub-postmaster Vipinchandra Patel, 67, today following the quashing of his conviction relating to the Post Office Horizon Scandal. He was handed an 18-week prison sentence for fraud in June 2011, having been accused of stealing £75,000. Good faith, honesty, honour, integrity, and trust are the foundations of any relationship. Sub-postmasters delivered on […]
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